Crimes of Honour UN Resolution -- 19 Languages

United Nations General Assumbly
Publication Date: 
October, 2004

In October 2004 the United Nations General Assembly passed an historic Resolution on the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honor. Known as Crimes of Honor, the Resolution stressed the need to treat all forms of violence against women and girls, including crimes committed in the name of honor, as a criminal offence, punishable by law; emphasized such crimes are incompatible with all religious and cultural values; called upon all States to continue to intensify efforts to prevent and eliminate crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honor, which takes many different forms, by using legislative, administrative and programmatic measures; and requests the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the present resolution in his report on the question of violence against women to the General Assembly at its sixtieth session. The importance of this General Assembly Resolution has been translated into the following 19 languages.

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